Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm PST
play to the workplace. tech companies have embraced play for years. at google employees get one day a week to work on their own projects. gmail and google news were born from that free time. >> increasingly you'll see businesses embrace play or unstructured play, unstructured time because that begets imagination, innovation and creativity. all of which are competitive advantages in today's world. >> reporter: twitter and facebook are famous for their hackathons, where employees get to test out new ideas. >> i think we are at the forefront of changing this culture where people would say no it's actually going to be good for the bottom line if our people are happy and flourishing. >> reporter: americans feel their lives are out of balance, 70% feel they've always got something coming at them that needs immediate attention. their day-to-day has become more structured and less free flowing. and, technology is also having an impact, smartphones and email mean it's rare people are every truly alone with their thoughts. >> if you allow yourself some time to breathe, some time to play, it ref
Dec 27, 2012 6:30pm PST
keep your body warm in winter, to the most highly anticipated launch of 2012, google glasses. i.m.s. research associates estimates the global market for wearable wireless devices will hit $6 billion by 2016. but a word of caution... >> just because you can embed technology just because you are able to it doesn't necessarily mean you should. you have to ensure that it truly enhances the experience. >> reporter: it looks like oakley's goggles, at least initially, are doing just that. >> there's very wealthy people coming in to get these goggles to go on a ski or snowboard trip and there's also people scraping up their last $600 to come in and get them. >> reporter: perhaps a sign that if you build it, they will come. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: tomorrow, ruben takes a look at the top trend for companies next year. here's one clue: it could get your creative juices flowing. also tomorrow, our friday market monitor guest says the theme for stock investors in the new year is cuba. tom herzfeld gives the names of three stocks that could soar when the embargo is lifted. he
Dec 26, 2012 12:00am PST
tells us about year-end reflections from social media. >> holman: facebook, twitter,th google-- the online giants areva providing more authority to online users by using algorithms that gauge their "collective curiosity" to evaluate the year. hari sreenivasan examines the media trend on the rundown.ntpe plus, if a headhunter calls, should you answer?in employment expert nick korkodilos offers answers to that and other questions on making sense. i all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. gwen? >> ifill: and that's the newshour for tonight. on wednesday, we'll have jeff's second story from athens, about how ordinary greeks are coping in tough times.on we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. i'm gwen ifill. thank you, merry christmas, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financialor literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations.ra and...